brussels/paris - The French and Belgian police arrested the French-Swiss cement company LafargeHolcim on Tuesday. This happened at offices of the company in Paris and Brussels.
The incidents are linked to an investigation into the funding of IS terrorist organization in Syria. The French Lafarge, which merged with Holcim from Switzerland in 2015, would have made payments to IS stakeholders between 2013 and 2014. In doing so, the company tried to secure a safe transit of lorries and employees to the Lafarge factory in Aleppo.
The case was rolling in June last year after announcement of the French newspaper Le Monde. The factory in Aleppo is no longer owned by Lafarge. It was rejected in 2014.
A spokesman for the company is committed to cooperating fully with the research.